Pasta Salad with Tuna and Broccoli

Poach a fresh piece of tuna for this satisfying salad. Toss with penne, blanched broccoli, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, olives, walnuts, garlic and parsley. Dress with a pungent infusion of anchovy and olive oil, then serve immediately.

Put a large pot of salted water on to boil; use this water to blanch the broccoli and cook the pasta. Blanch broccoli in boiling water. When it is al dente, transfer broccoli to a bowl of ice...


  • 1 head broccoli, separated into florets
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1 pound fresh tuna steaks
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 4 medium tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, diced
  • 8 large black olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces, toasted
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 anchovy fillets, rinsed
  • 3/4 cup olive oil

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